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The 3 Cs of professional learning from a distance

By Learning Forward | June 1, 2020

By Karen Marklein, Rachael Milligan, and Julia Osteen Until a few months ago, moving all student and adult learning online was unimaginable for many of us. Enter the COVID-19 pandemic and the sudden transition to that reality. Now more than ever, educators need high-quality professional learning that includes collaboration with colleagues, supports sustainable practices, and […]

When teaching online, leverage the power of video observation to improve practice

By Learning Forward | May 26, 2020

By Laura Baecher Observation and reflection are essential for improving teaching practice, even now that most teaching is occurring online due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Fortunately, with the increasing popularity of video observation and coaching, we already have a tool that can be used for this purpose during distance learning. When video-based observation is successfully […]

6 ways coaches can support teachers during distance learning

By Learning Forward | May 19, 2020

By Ebony Flott and Courtney Simpson With many schools closed for the rest of the academic year, instructional coaches and other leaders have wondered how to support teachers remotely. In an April 23rd webinar hosted by Learning Forward, Ebony Flott and Courtney Simpson, instructional coaches in Gwinnett (Georgia) County Public Schools, explained how they are […]

Tips for leading professional learning online

By Sharron Helmke | May 15, 2020

Learning online is different from learning face-to-face, and that’s true whether you’re 15 or 50. Just as teachers are adjusting their methods to work for students in a virtual context, those of us who lead professional learning need to adjust so that our efforts are beneficial for the educators we support. We must pay special […]

Supporting equity for English learners during the Coronavirus pandemic

By Learning Forward | April 3, 2020

By Sarah Ottow Learning Forward is pleased to share this blog post in collaboration with Confianza, which works with professional learning leaders, coaches, and teachers to develop educators’ capacity to provide access and opportunity for culturally and linguistically diverse learners. As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, we are all facing challenges in our personal […]

#VirtualCoaching Twitter chat recap: Coaching in a time of crisis

By Ariel Durham | April 2, 2020

On March 31, Learning Forward and featured guest Melissa Ellegood of Yuma Union High School District led a conversation on how instructional coaches can support educators – and take care of themselves –  during this stressful time. This chat was based on an interview with Learning Forward senior consultants Eric Brooks, Heather Clifton, and Sharron […]